New Charges Placed Against Richard Hering
Written by Dan Fischer on March 12, 2018
News Release: Albion Police Dept.
On February 27, 2018 the Albion Police Department conducted an investigation involving Richard L. Hering Jr. and his girlfriend Renee D. Koch who reside at 301 Hamilton Street in the Village of Albion. The investigation involved sex crimes allegedly committed by both Hering and Koch on separate times and dates. The 3 victims in the case ages when these crimes were committed range from 4 to 15 years old.
As a result of the investigation both Hering and Koch were charged with various crimes on February 27, 2018. The investigation then developed further evidence that resulted in additional charges being filed against Hering on March 9, 2018.
Hering and Koch were arraigned on February 27, 2018 in the Town of Albion Court and placed in the Orleans County Jail. Hering’s Bail was set at $20,000.00 while Koch’s bail was set at $10,000.00
Hering and Koch were released from Jail after placing bail on March 7, 2018.
On March 9, 2018 Hering was arrested again after additional information was developed. Hering was arraigned on the additional charges in the Town of Albion Court and placed in the Orleans County Jail on No Bail.
The crimes are alleged to have occurred over the past 8 years at various locations in the Village of Albion. The case is being prosecuted in both the Town of Gaines and Town of Albion Court because of the locations of the offenses.
The names of the Victims and their relationship to the suspects will not be released.
Hering: 2 Cts Sex Abuse 1st PL 130.65(1) D-Felony
6 Cts Endangering the Welfare of A Child PL 260.10(1) A-Misdemeanor
4 Cts Forcible Touching PL 130.52(1) A-Misdemeanor
Koch: 2 Cts Sex Abuse 1st PL 130.65(1) D-Felony
2 Cts Forcible Touching PL 130.52(1) A-Misdemeanor
2 Cts Endangering the Welfare of A Child PL 260.10(1) A-Misdemeanor
Hering: 2 Ct Predatory Sex Assault Against a Child 130.96 A-II Felony
2 Ct Rape 1st PL130.35(3) B-Felony
2 Ct Incest 1st PL255.27 B-Felony